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Sediments and Phytoplankton in Bohai Sea, China – September 24th, 2012

38.8N 119.7E

September 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

China – September 17th, 2012

Exquisite patterns created by sediments and phytoplankton fill the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, China. The Bohai Sea’s limits are marked by the Liaodong Peninsula (upper right) and Shandong Peninsula (lower right). The sediments in Liaodong Bay, west of the similarly named peninsula, are brown in color, while those in Bohai Bay, to the southwest, have a more golden hue and are flanked by green phytoplankton growth.

Koreas, China and Russia Near the Bohai Sea in Early Spring

43.6N 126.2E

March 28th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Korean Peninsula, China, Russia - March 11th, 2011

Snow still covers some of the ground in northeastern China (left), Russia (upper right quadrant) and part of the eastern coastline of the Korean Peninsula (lower right quadrant), in this early Spring image.

Other parts of China, however, closer to the Bohai Sea, are snow-free. This is the case of the valley north of the city of Panjin (which is visible by the shores west of the the Liaodong Peninsula.

Sediments can be observed in the Bohai Sea, particularly along the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. They are particularly concentrated in Incheon Bay, by the border between North Korea and South Korea.


Panjin and Sediments from Shuangtaizi River in Liaodong Bay, China

41.1N 122.0E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

China - March 11th, 2011

The Chinese city of Panjin sits on the open field between the Liaodong Peninsula and western Liaoning Province, not far from the border with North Korea. Here, it appears as an extensive grey urban area. In fact, there are over 1.3 million people living in the Panjin area.

The Shuangtaizi River, which diverts from the Liao River upstream from the city, can be seen here as a tan line running through the city and releasing brown sediments into Liaodong Bay. Liaodong Bay is one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea.

Sediments in the Bohai Sea, China

April 26th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - March 18th, 2009

China - March 18th, 2009

The Yangtze River clouds the East China Sea with thick brown sediments. The concentration of sediments is greatest to the south, nearest to the Yangtze River Delta.

Further up the coast, towards the center of the image, the Shandong Peninsula is also ringed by silt, although its coast is slightly clearer.

Above the peninsula, the waters become much cloudier once again, with a strong presence of sediments in the Bohai Sea.

North of the Shandong Peninsula, above the Bohai Sea, another peninsula is visible although partially covered by clouds. This is the Liaodong Peninsula, situated at the north of the Yellow Sea, between the Bohai Sea to the west and the Korea Bay to the east.

It forms the southern part of a mountain belt that continues northward in the Changbai Mountains. The part of the mountain range on the peninsula is known as the Qian Mountains.